Habitat for Humanity breaks ground for the first time in Bowling Green

Habitat for Humanity breaks ground for the first time in Bowling Green

WOOD COUNTY, OH (WTOL) - Marlene Lerch and her family are excited for their new home, courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.

They are also excited because they will be the first people to live in a Habitat for Humanity home in Bowling Green.

"It's been a huge blessing and I'm very excited and I know that this is just the answer to prayers so it's been a beautiful thing for our family," said Lerch.

The home is located where the Bowling Green water tower use to be and is less than a half mile from the Bowling Green State University campus. It's right at the intersection of Clough and Manville and is the first of three homes that will be built over the next three years.

BGSU will contribute to the construction of all three homes.

The "BGSU builds" program allows students to volunteer through classes and student organizations to help with Habitat for Humanity projects in Wood County.

Construction of the home is expected to begin within the next month.

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